Peyton Wins Third MVP Award
Humble Colts QB thanks team, ties Brett Favre's record
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2009 2:10 PM CST

(Newser) – Peyton Manning was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player today in a landslide, becoming just the second player to win the honor three times, the Indianapolis Star reports. “I really feel like it’s a team award with what our team went through this year,” said the Colts quarterback, whose two knee surgeries sidelined him during the preseason.

The Colts started the season at 3-4 but have clinched a seventh consecutive playoff berth after a nine-game winning streak. “I’m honored because of the numerous other worthy candidates,” said Manning, who received 32 votes from a panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters. Miami QB Chad Pennington and Atlanta RB Michael Turner tied for second with 4 votes each.